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New Meetup: FLOW - free screening of the world water crisis

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:29 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!

What: FLOW - free screening of the world water crisis

When: Friday, January 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N. Clark St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
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?A documentary and a three-alarm warning, FLOW dives into our planet?s most essential resource ? and third-largest industry ? to find pollution, scarcity, human suffering and corporate profit. And that?s just in the United States. Yet Irena Salina?s astonishingly wide-ranging film is less depressing than galvanizing, an informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests. From the dubious quality of our tap water (possibly laced with rocket fuel) to the terrifyingly unpoliced contents of bottled brands (one company pumped from the vicinity of a Superfund site), the movie ruthlessly dismantles our assumptions about water safety and government oversight.? Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times (Dir: Irena Salina, 2008, 93 min., U.S.)

See the trailer.

Co-presented by Food and Water Watch

Free Admission!

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?"
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

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